Fógraí / Newsletter 25th September 2011

An Séú Domhnach Fiche Saor 25/9/2011

Pray for Fr. Noel Griffin, Main St.; Caoimhín Ó Cinnéide, Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh; Aoife Ní Chríodháin, Baile an tSagart; Bridie Keane, Co. Mayo.

Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Eoghan Ó Cadhla: 066-9156131.



Sat. 24ú

8.00pm Mike O’Sullivan, Green St., CB.

Sun/Domh 25ú

9.00am Áine Breathnach, Gurrane, MM.
10.00am Funeral Mass for Aoife Ní Chríodháin, RIP.
11.30am Funeral Mass for Fr. Noel Griffin, RIP.

Mon/Luan 26ú

4.00pm Coláiste Íde
7.30pm Mary and Patrick O’Sullivan, Kinard, CB.

Tue/Máirt 27ú

7.30pm Joan Moran, CB and deceased members of the Moran family, Baile Beg.

Wed/Cead 28ú

7.30pm James Griffin, Ballinasteenig, CB and deceased members of the Griffin and Naughton families.

Thur/Déard 29ú

10.00am Aifreann Scoile – Tús na bliana, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne.
4.00pm Tobar Mhichíl, Baile Móir.
7.30pm Mary O’Shea, Chicago, CB.

Fri/Aoine 30ú

10.00am David West, R.I.P.
7.30pm Thomas O’Connor, Drom East, CB.

Sat/Sath. 1ú

8.00pm Johnny and Hannah Barrett and their son Andrew, Ballybowler, CB.













Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tues & Wed 10.30am – 10.00pm Friday 10.30 – 11.30am.

Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.


Sun/Domh. 25ú


Sat/Sath. 1ú

11.00am Stations in Dick and Betty Johnson’s, Na Dúnta for Eaglais / Na Dúnta area.





Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Domh. 25ú



Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,081; Cash: €791;

Total: €1,872.   Míle buíochas.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(1ú /2ú Deireadh Fómhar)

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 3; Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3.  Readers: 8.00p.m. Tadhg Ó Coileáin; 9.00a.m. Gobnait Uí Chonchúir; 11.30a.m. Margaret Graham.   LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Chinnéide agus Máire Uí Dhubháin. Léitheoir: Pádraig Ó Conchúir.    FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Marion Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Daithí Ó Sé.

Pattern Masses 2011

4.00p.m. Déard 29ú Meán Fómhair – Tobar Mhichíl, Baile Móir.

11.00a.m. Dé hAoine 25ú Samhain – Lá Chaitlíona.


Priesthood Sunday – 25th of September.

We pray together for our priests: through the intercession of blessed John Paul II may each of us answer the call to holiness.  May the men called to priesthood have the courage to say “yes”.

If you feel called to the Priesthood contact: Fr. Liam Lovell: 087- 1640967 or email liam.lovell@yahoo.ie

Prayers of the Faithful:

We pray for Benedict our Pope and Liam our Bishop and all priests, may they continue to be faithful, loving ministers of Christ.    Lord, hear us.


For nations and their governments, may they work towards peace, justice and equity for the people they serve.         Lord, hear us.


For an increase in religious vocations, may men and women respond to the call to serve the Church in the priesthood, diaconate and religious life.  Lord hear us.


For all our dead, especially our deceased priests from this parish, may the Lord be kind to them.  Lord, hear us.


Priory Institute Theology certificate / degree – if you are interested in studying theology contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, DB 24, 01-4048124 or email: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com (see poster in porch).

Samaritans: Information evening on recruitment, Wed. Sept 28th 8pm in the Samaritan Centre, 43-44 Moyderwell, Tralee or contact 066-7122566  for more details.

Diabetes Federation of Ireland: Kerry Podiatry Service launch will take place on Monday, Sept. 26th in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee at 8pm.

Grúpa Tacaíochta do Thuismitheoirí agus do leanaí i mBlúiríní Blasta, Lios Póil. 10:30-12:00 12ú Deireadh Fómhair,

Dominican Nuns – Monastic Contemplative Life – Vocations Discernment weekends 14th – 16th October and 11th – 13th Oct. Contact: Sr. Mairéad OP. Monastery of St. Catherine of Siena, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Tel.: 041-9838524 or email siena3@eircom.net

National RE Congress will take place in the Brandon Conference Centre from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October. See Poster in Church porch for further details.

Beehive Theatre Company: Acting Masterclass for Teenagers and adults. Contact Wendela on 086-1263824.

Cór Naomh Muire: Choir Practice will resume on Tuesday 27th of September at 8.15 in the Presbytery Meeting Room. New members welcome.

Diocese of Kerry Earth Week

25th Sept. to 4th Oct. 2011

Celebrate Diocese of Kerry Earth Week in your parish. Ideas on what you might do are listed on the diocesan web site. Complete the Parish Event Template  to have your project included on the diocesan web site. (all available to download at www.dioceseofkerry.ie)

“The environment is God’s gift to everyone, and in our use of it we have a responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations & towards humanity as a whole.” Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, 2009.

Youth Ministry Training Programme to be held in the Diocese of Kerry. It will offer an opportunity for voluntary and professional leaders to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills and practical tools and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth in parish, school, college, diocesan and other settings. A brochure with further details and application form is available from your parish clergy or Bernie McCaffrey, 087-6484367 / www.dioceseofkerry.ie



1. All candidates together with their parents / guardians are asked to sit together in the front benches at Mass.

2. At 10am, 10.30am and 11.30am Sunday Masses of our Confirmation programme, candidates will help with our liturgies with Guí an Phobail, Machnamh and Offertory Gifts in turn until Corpus Christi Sunday 2012.

3. At the Creed all will be invited to express their commitment as family and community in preparation for this Sacrament. Response “I do” / “Geallaim” or “we do” / “Geallaimid”.

4. After this ceremony each candidate is invited to place their completed Enrolment / Clárúchán

Certificate on the Altar.

5. Candidates are invited to take home our Sunday Message every weekend for their Sacred Space.

6. Enrolment for SN An Chlochar, Iognáid Rís agus SN An Ghleanna Sunday next, October 2nd at 11.30am.

7. Next Special Liturgy Sunday October 23rd for all.

8. Spioraid Dé tharainn.

NB: Confirmation will take place on Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 3.30pm in St. Mary’s Church.

Ár gCóineartú

We welcome our 6th Class students and their families to our Parish Confirmation Programme.  This Sunday we invite candidates and their families to make a serious commitment to prepare for this Sacrament.  As a parish we all pledge our support for these young people during their period of preparation and beyond.

What is Confirmation?

As we begin to prepare for Confirmation, it is important that we understand clearly what confirmation is.  Confirmation is the sacrament that builds on and perfects our baptism.  It binds us more closely to the Church and gives us the special strength of the Holy Spirit.  This special gift of the Holy Spirit is given to us so that we might be witnesses to Christ and His gospel.  We should be prepared to learn more about Jesus Christ and His teachings and bear witness to Him in word and deed.

Each of the seven sacraments is an effective sign of God’s grace – in other words, they are signs and they deliver the particular help of God that they symbolise. In Confirmation the Bishop uses the signs of laying-on hands and anointing with Chrism to pass on the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The laying-on of hands is the oldest part of the Confirmation ceremony.  This is an ancient sign of blessing and of passing on a special spiritual gift.  Later, anointing with Chrism (a blessed mixture of oil and balsam) became part of the ceremony to show the meaning of the sacrament more clearly. The words ‘Christ’ and ‘Chrism’ are related to the Greek word for ‘anointing’. Jesus is called the Christ because He was ‘anointed’ with the Holy Spirit. In the Bible, anointing with oil is a sign of joy, cleansing, preparation for a task and healing.  The fragrant smell of Chrism is a reminder that we should bring the ‘aroma of Christ’ with us.

All sacraments are founded on the actions and promises of Jesus Christ Himself.  There are many examples in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles of Jesus promising his followers the gift of the Holy Spirit to be a helper and a guide as they bear witness to Him in the World.  For example, we read in Acts 1:4-8 that the Risen Christ promised:-

You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and to the ends of the earth.”

The only reason that we have even heard of Jesus here in Ireland almost 2,000 years later is because of the power of that same Holy Spirit who has inspired generations of Christians to bear witness to the Lord.

Visit http://naomhmuire.wordpress.com/confirmation/ for a link to read what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about Confirmation.

First Communion 2012

All parents of children preparing for the sacraments of First Communion and First Confession next year are warmly invited to important meetings about how to enrol your child. All details of the parish preparation programmes will be explained at short meetings as follows:

For the parents of 2nd Class pupils of An Clochar, Scoil Iognáid Ris, Scoil an Ghleanna on Tuesday 27th September at 8.15pm in Scoil an Chlochair.

For the parents of 2nd Class pupils of SN Eoin Baiste, on Tuesday 27th Sept., 8.15pm in SN Eoin Baiste.

For the parents of 2nd Class pupils of SN Ceann Trá and Scoil Caitlín Naofa, on Thursday 29th September at 8.15pm in SN Ceann Trá.

Enrolment Ceremony for First Communicants

(1)   Vigil Mass, Saturday 1ú Deireadh Fómhar, Séipéal Naomh Mhuire 8.00pm.

(2)  Dé Domhnach, 2ú Meán Fómhar, Séipéal Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil, 10.00am.

(3)  Dé Domhnach, 2ú Meán Fómhar, Séipéal Chaitlíona, Fionn Trá, 10.30am.

Enquiring about the Catholic Faith – RCIA

The parishes of the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area – Annascaul, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Castlegregory and Dingle recently launched their joint RCIA programme. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the programme of preparation for preparing interested non-baptised adults and non-Catholic Christians for full membership of the Catholic Church. The RCIA is not simply a course of instruction or teaching, but aims to be a process of initiation gradually introducing interested enquirers to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and the life, teaching and practices of the Catholic Church. To assist in this process, a small group of people – Sheila O’Donnell, Geraldine O’Mahony, Barbara Prendergast and Fr Jim Sheehy – has been preparing to offer this programme in our Pastoral Area. Their responsibility will be to help and guide those interested on the journey of enquiry. Details from Parish clergy.  Ráth Dé ar an obair.

Introducing the New Missal on Nov. 27th

Is the Catholic Church in Ireland alone in introducing this new Missal?

The Catholic Church in Ireland, along with Churches throughout the English-speaking world, is working towards introducing the new edition of the Roman Missal at this time. This new edition is the English translation of the Latin Missal that was issued by Pope John Paul II in 2002. Since 2002 the Church  in its many languages has engaged in the work of translating this Latin text through study, reflection and consultation. This work in English-speaking countries, the new Missal will come into use during autumn 2011.

What differences can we expect at Mass from September 2011?

From September, congregations will begin to pray the new translations of the people’s prayers at Mass. These new texts will be on missalettes and on specially produced ‘congregational cards’ and will assist us in becoming more familiar with the new edition. In some places people will, by then, already be familiar with this congregational card through using it as weekday Mass or at parish meetings.              (to be continued)

Sruthlú Naomh Muire

To view live coverage follow the link on http://www.naomhmuire.wordpress.com/video 



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